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Copycopter
Episode #336Mar 27, 201231 comments

Copycopter

Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n. (6 minutes)
Sending HTML Email
Episode #312Jan 02, 201220 comments

Sending HTML Email

HTML email can be difficult to code because any CSS should be made inline. Here I present a few tools for doing this including the premailer-rails3 and roadie gems. (5 minutes)
Getting Started with Rails
Episode #310Dec 26, 201124 comments

Getting Started with Rails

Learning Ruby on Rails can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to programming. Here I will take you on a tour through various resources to help get started with Rails. (7 minutes)
Oh My ZSH
Episode #308Dec 19, 201153 comments

Oh My ZSH

As Rails developers, we frequently use the command line. Here I will show how to switch to Z Shell using Oh My ZSH including how to make your own theme and plugins. (9 minutes)
Contributing to Open Source
Episode #300Nov 21, 201112 comments

Contributing to Open Source

GitHub makes it easier than ever to contribute to open source with pull requests. Here I show how to submit a pull request to the VCR project. (9 minutes)
Virtual Machines with Vagrant
Episode #292Oct 24, 201153 comments

Virtual Machines with Vagrant

Vagrant allows you to run your Rails application and all of its dependencies in a portable, sharable environment. Use for development, set it up as a staging server, or experiment with a production setup. (11 minutes)
Spork
Episode #285Sep 26, 201149 comments

Spork

Spork improves the loading time of your test suite by starting up your Rails application once in the background. Use it with Guard for the ultimate combo in fast feedback while doing TDD. (9 minutes)
Pry with Rails
Episode #280Aug 22, 201154 comments

Pry with Rails

Pry is an alternative to IRB and sports many great features. Here I show how to integrate it into a Rails app, and how it can aid in debugging. (8 minutes)
Guard
Episode #264May 02, 201132 comments

Guard

Guard watches files and runs a command after a file is modified. This allows you to automatically run tests in the background, restart your development server, reload the browser, and more. (8 minutes)
Metrics Metrics Metrics
Episode #252Feb 07, 201123 comments

Metrics Metrics Metrics

Metric Fu, Metrical, SimpleCov, Rails Best Practices, and more are covered in this episode on metrics. (7 minutes)